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Which hoverfly is this ?
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Posted on 19-08-2021 21:30
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Today I found this small hoverfly in the garden sitting on the blossom of common ragwort, Can somebody tell me, which species this is?
Data: Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia , D-59821 Arnsberg, 8.19.2021.

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Tony Irwin
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Posted on 19-08-2021 22:00
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Sphaerophoria female
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Juergen Peters
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Posted on 19-08-2021 22:01
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Hello Volkmar,

Volkmar wrote:
TCan somebody tell me, which species this is?

no, only the genus: Sphaerophoria. Females are virtually undeterminable, although S. scripta is by far the most frequent species.
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Juergen Peters
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Posted on 19-08-2021 22:54
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Thank you very much for the informations, Tony and Jürgen. Smile
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23.09.21 15:29
All sorted.

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Sorry put 5 new threads in Asilidae forum instead in Syrphidae forum, can pleas an admin move it to Syrph? THANKS, Norbert

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thx TO eklans

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@Tony Irwin Thank you Tony! I've emailed you there Pfft

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Rob - can you PM me with an e-mail address, and I'll send it over.

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